Viaducto de la polvorilla, San Antonio de los Cobres

One of the highest viaducts in the world and a highlight of the "Train to the Clouds" rail tour, Viaducto de la polvorilla stretches across the valley at 223 m (732 ft) long, reaching a maximum height of 63 m (207 ft). The bridge's dark grey steel stands out against the rocky desert foreground. Several triangle shaped columns support the bridge, filled with support beams in a web like pattern. The bridge is not exclusive to the train tour-- hiking along the Toro River through the mountains provides a more adventurous route. Use our San Antonio de los Cobres trip maker tool to visit Viaducto de la polvorilla on your trip to San Antonio de los Cobres, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Thrilling ride. Argentina's highest viaduct in iron structure brought from France, built the 4000 m of height above sea level
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  • We didn't take the train but we did walk up the steep embankment and then walked across the viaduct (after the last train of the day). Its a great place to take photos. We then walked along the tracks...  more »
  • It is a masterpiece of engineering. Still used but the train to the clouds has a limited tour
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  • A long long road to see this wonderful viaduc in marvellous landscape!
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  • Magical, emotional. Very high. Be address at the first sign of sickness. In the train of the clouds, there are nursing service.
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  • It has a wonderful landscape there is a shop selling pies and hot water very well
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  • Impressive piece of engineering in the middle of a unique landscape, a postal wonderful not to be missed.
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